Beauty Isn’t Everything Function over Fashion, that is the saying. Aside from fine art, Italian cars or certain runway models, no matter how beautiful something is, if it’s not functional, it’s not worth a damn. The Prius v Station Wagon however, is one of the best examples of cutting edge function, yet it can only be described…

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2001-2007 Toyota Highlander – Used Car Review The first generation Toyota Highlander (or Kluger as it is known in Australia) was introduced to the world in 2001. The word ‘Klug’ has its’ roots in German, meaning ‘clever’. Why they name a Japanese car a German name that is sold in Australia is a mystery to…

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I often get the question “leasing vs buying” when a client is ready to get a new car. The reasons given for leasing has more to do with the fact that leasing seems easier and has the added benefit of not having to deal with repair cost. Let’s face it; a lease is just a glorified rental…

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Car Recycling – Crunching and Grinding

Astounding as it may seem, your car is made from about 35,000 pieces. But only 65% is steel (the rest is made from other metals, glass, rubber and upholstery). When your car finally finds its way to the graveyard hall of fame you will find that they will on average give you $300 for it….

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Most people claim they want to have a good reliable car to drive in existential bliss, to enjoy the commute without having to worry about the check engine light suddenly illuminating or having any problems arise that distract us from our daily driving expedition. We want that our sturdy chariot magically transports us to our destination…

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When choosing between a new or used car it pays to consider everything that is involved. The most cited reason for buying new is that there is very little risk. True, the new car will have a full factory warranty that you will have for a number of years and there is something to be…

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I can sum it up in 3 words; supply and demand. The best time to buy a car is when there are plenty of cars and no buyers, such as the weekday, before holidays and during inclement weather. The worst time to buy would be when there are a lot of buyers but no supply,…

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Winterizing your car before the cold weather sets in should be a priority right now. Your car will be pushed to the limit with cold temperatures, snow, ice, road salt and freezing rain. It pays to prepare your car so you are not left out in the cold.   1/ Radiator Coolant Flush Coolant in your radiator…

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Let’s say you sell your car and you were unaware that you, the seller, are required by law to smog your car within the last 90 days prior to selling it. And now let’s say that you sold your car unwittingly to a buyer who does not know the California smog laws either, that is…

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A used car purchase under ten thousand dollars can be tricky. Below you will find the best cars for under 10000. These cars are my best picks that consistently score high in quality, customer satisfaction and have above average reliability as used cars. I classify this article into 3 different types of cars: Economy, Mid-Size and…

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